Spanning Blog

Welcome to our blog featuring thought leadership and best practices on SaaS backup and recovery, data protection and security, and regular product updates for Spanning Backup for Office 365, G Suite, and Salesforce.

SharePoint Online Data Protection: Why It’s Needed Now

SharePoint admins need to understand that the same risks for data loss due to accidental or malicious deletions apply to SharePoint Online content associated in Sites, OneDrive, Groups, and Teams. The native protections Microsoft offers don’t meet the need for fast, accurate recovery in those scenarios, as you’ll learn in this blog post by Matthew McDermott, Microsoft MVP.


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Why Westland Real Estate Group Chose Spanning Backup for G Suite

More than 58% of malware attacks target small and mid-sized businesses, including those using G Suite. While Google provides robust security within its infrastructure and in G Suite, Google cannot protect you from errors at your end — including malware, or data loss due to inadvertent error or malicious activity. Spanning customer Westland Real Estate Group learned this the hard way when they were attacked by ransomware a few years ago.


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Healthcare IT Continues to Struggle with Backup Strategies

Improving IT security, reducing IT costs and delivering higher service levels are among the top IT priorities for the healthcare industry, according to the Kaseya 2018 State of IT Operations survey report. Are the right measures, however, being taken by the industry to secure this data?


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Top 5 Backup Blog Posts in 2018

Every year, the Spanning team reviews which blog posts have been most well-read, so we can provide more of what you’ve found useful in the coming year. 2018 is no different — and this year, our most popular blogs have been those focused on trending security topics like GDPR and new Spanning Backup feature enhancements.


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Farewell 2018, Hello 2019!

Before jumping into 2019, let’s take a look back at all we accomplished together during the last year. In this end of year letter, GM Chad Savoy looks back at some of the highlights of 2018.


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Recovery — A Critical Aspect of Data Protection

Data protection has two facets — one focused on protecting data with encryption, firewalls, employee trainings, regular audits — and the other focused on recovering data quickly and easily, with minimal negative impact on business continuity. Backup is only as effective as the accurate, rapid recovery from the backup. In this blog, we’ll take a deep dive into some of our customers’ favorite Spanning Backup for G Suite recovery features. Look for a subsequent blog on customer favorites for Office 365 and SharePoint Online.


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2019 SaaS Trends: If the Climate’s Sunny, Why’s the Forecast Mixed?

The adoption of SaaS applications is projected to grow at double-digit rates through 2019, according to Bain & Co.; projections for SaaS growth per Gartner are similar. In 2019, those organizations wanting the benefits of SaaS applications will find themselves in good company. The climate for adopting SaaS is sunny, trending up and to the right. But a trend in the climate isn’t the same as a trend in the weather — and MSPs and IT managers at mid-market organizations need to be aware of this distinction as they plan for (more) SaaS adoption in 2019.


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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: Your Organization’s Safety Plan

From hurricanes, errant employees, malware to even a rodent with an appetite for cables — the likelihood of an organization suffering data loss has never been greater. An organization’s best defense is to plan for business continuity and disaster recovery by using processes that guide organizations to possibly prevent and/or better manage an (unpredictable) disruptive event.


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Spredfast Protects Salesforce Data With Spanning Backup

Spredfast provides a robust platform for the enterprise to harness the tremendous benefits of social media. It’s currently used by more than 2,000 global brands to manage over one billion social connections and they use Spanning Backup for Salesforce to protect their data and metatdata. “I like to say, I’ve got 99 problems but backup isn’t one of them,” says Stephanie Herrera, director of Salesforce and business systems at Spredfast.


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Helpful: A Leading Core Value

At Spanning we are guided by our core values — HIFADO —Helpful, Innovative, Fun, Accountable, Driven, and Open. With “helpful” as our leading core value, we work hard to live up to it in and outside of the office. Here’s a little about how we support a corporate culture that embraces others first. Being There […]


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